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U.S. Bank helps foster kids

PLACERVILLE — More local foster kids will have a CASA advocate to help them find safe, permanent homes thanks to a $10,000 grant from U.S. Bank. Each year approximately 500 abused and neglected children in El Dorado County are court ordered for a CASA advocate after being pulled from their homes by Child Protective Services and […]

July 09, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

CSD pushes the great outdoors this July

Out is in. “Nearly three in 10 U.S. adults don’t spend enough time outside on a daily basis and of those who do, almost half spend less than 30 minutes in the fresh air,” the National Recreation and Park Association wrote in a statement to cities and community services districts nationwide. “This year’s national theme ‘Out is […]

July 02, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Giove leaves Marina for principal job

After three years as Marina Village Middle School’s assistant principal Cindy Giove will leave her post to be the principal at E.V. Cain STEM Charter Middle School in the Auburn Union School District. In a letter to parents June 9 Giove wrote: “How lucky I am to have so many wonderful students and families to […]

July 02, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Celebrate the 4th of July at the Fireworks Jubilee

Get ready for the fifth annual Fireworks Jubilee at El Dorado Hills Town Center and enjoy the best fireworks show in the region. From 6 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, guests of all ages can ring in Independence Day at El Dorado Hills Town Center. The festivities include three live bands — Gary Mendoza Band on the […]

July 02, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

EDH dentist fighting for special needs patients

Dr. Rodney Bughao of El Dorado Hills serves a unique population in his dental practice — people who cannot receive dental services in a traditional dental office setting, but who must be put under general anesthesia in a hospital. “I work with sleep apnea patients one day a week,” said Bughao, “but 98 percent of my […]

July 02, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Dine out for cancer victim

The Purple Place Bar & Grill in El Dorado Hills will host a fundraiser for Deborah Hogue Howes, who is currently undergoing treatment for cervical cancer. She is an El Dorado Hills mom of two young girls at Lakeview Elementary School and a son at Oak Ridge High School. Howes was diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer […]

June 27, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged

Late but not forgotten: Gary Klopfenstein earns the Silver Star

Assault-helicopter pilot Gary Klopfenstein flew so many missions in the Mekong Delta of South Vietnam, he lost count. Highly trained, the pilot kept himself and his flight crews alive with proper planning and by-the-book execution. That, he knew, would raise the odds of a good outcome in a war that seemingly had no end and, […]

July 01, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,
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